Takayasu Associated Myocarditis in a Young Female: A Case Report

Document Type : Case Report


1 Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

3 Department of Rheumatology, Firoozgar Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences ,Tehran, Iran.


Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a rare granulomatous panarthritis, characterized by stenosis or obliteration of large and medium-sized arteries, such as the aorta. The onset of symptoms tends to lead to a delay in diagnosis that can range from months to years, during which time vascular disease may initiate and progress to become symptomatic. In this context, TA may present with various uncommon cardiovascular complications such as dilated cardiomyopathy, valvulitis, and myocarditis. Herein, we report on a 29-year-old female who initially presented with active myocarditis and was later incidentally diagnosed with TA.


  1. Mavrogeni S, Manoussakis MN. Myocarditis and subclavian stenosis in Takayasu arteritis. International journal of cardiology. 2011 Apr 14;148(2):223-4.
  2. Alnabwani D, Patel P, Kata P, Patel V, Okere A, Cheriyath P. The epidemiology and clinical manifestations of Takayasu arteritis: a descriptive study of case reports. Cureus. 2021 Sep 15;13(9).
  3. Zaldivar Villon ML, de la Rocha JA, Espinoza LR. Takayasu arteritis: recent developments. Current rheumatology reports. 2019 Sep;21:1-0.
  4. Águeda AF, Monti S, Luqmani RA, Buttgereit F, Cid M, Dasgupta B, et al. Management of Takayasu arteritis: a systematic literature review informing the 2018 update of the EULAR recommendation for the management of large vessel vasculitis. RMD open. 2019 Sep 1;5(2):e001020.
  5. Jomaa SB, El Aini I, Chebbi E, Hammouda SB, Bouzid O, Salem NH. Sudden death due to Takayasu arteritis complication associated with situs inversus totalis: A case discovered at autopsy. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2023 May 1;96:102527.
  6. Oura K, Yamaguchi Oura M, Itabashi R, Maeda T. Vascular imaging techniques to diagnose and monitor patients with Takayasu arteritis: A review of the literature. Diagnostics. 2021 Oct 27;11(11):1993.
  7. An X, Han Y, Zhang B, Qiao L, Zhao Y, Guo X, et al. Takayasu arteritis presented with acute heart failure: case report and review of literature. ESC Heart Failure. 2017 Nov;4(4):649-54.
  8. Podgórska D, Podgórski R, Aebisher D, Dąbrowski P. Takayasu arteritis-epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment. Journal of Applied Biomedicine. 2019 Mar 19;17(1):20-.
  9. Stojanović M, Perić-Popadić A, Rašković S, Spirić VT, Bogić M. Late diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis with cardiac involvement: Case report. South East European Journal of Immunology. 2015 Dec 31;1(1):1-4.